A Background Check is not required but may strengthen your profile.
Renters can use the Background Check to validate their identity as well as rental and financial history.
Snug enables users to purchase a Background Check at cost, including a National Tenancy Database check powered by Equifax on these terms http://www.tenancydatabase.com.au/terms
The Background Check includes:
- ID Verification.
- National Tenancy Database check.
- Bankruptcy and court records check.
- ASIC directorships check.
A payment of $25 and a copy of your identity documents (driver’s license or passport) are required. Once complete, you choose whether to attach the Background Check result to your profile.
A Background Check is valid for 3 months and can be used for multiple applications.
Here's a useful article from independent consumer group Choice about tenant screening and background checks: